Melania Trump Is Already Working on This Year’s White House Christmas Decorations

Whatever tastes viewers have, the first lady’s devotion to Christmas decorating cannot be quibbled with.

This year she began preparations as early as July, according to an Instagram post that showed her looking at an array of flowers and fabric swatches. This is within the normal holiday decor preparation time for first ladies, but most other first ladies have not trumpeted that fact. The Trumps have also had fewer state dinners than their predecessors. Such events are usually an opportunity for first families to show off their style. That leaves the Christmas decorations as the preeminent expression of Melania Trump’s tastes.